Return to Koh Chang Restaurants – Our Beach by Beach Guide

Lonely Beach Restaurants

Lonely Beach restaurants on Koh Chang offer simple, cheap and tasty Thai food, catering perfectly to the travellers and backpackers flocking to this beach for its parties and laid back vibe.

Besides the resorts’ in-house restaurants and our recommendations in the guide below, you will also find plenty of small roadside cafes, where a plate of pad thai, a hangover-curing banana pancake or a fruit shake can be knocked up at the drop of Thai hat for next to nothing.

Lonely Beach has been particularly hard hit by Covid-19’s business downturn. We have removed businesses we know will not return and marked selected others as currently closed – at this stage, it’s impossible to say if they will restart in the future or not? Separate to this, all venues will of course also adhere to the regularly changing Covid rules.

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The Beach – Lonely Beach Restaurants

Nature Beach is a great spot to have lunch, with its vantage point in the centre of the sand – just perfect for escaping the heat of the day and people watching. As you move down towards the northern end, there are also a couple of ramshackle cafes (currently closed) where you can pick up cheap one plate dishes.

By the Bridge and Soi 1 – Lonely Beach Restaurants

Back in the village, by the bridge, sad to report but that whole row of restaurants has closed due to the pandemic. The pick of the bunch was Dang Seafood, which we have a feeling may yet return. There are still a couple of small diners on the corner of Soi 1 where a plate of something simple like seafood noodles in soy sauce (pad siyu thale) is 60bt.

Ducking down into Soi 1 itself , the kebab and burger bar (currently closed) on the right hand side has been a fixture for many years providing that late night sustenance for those that have over-indulged. Cafe Del Sunshine, a few metres further down, serves good breakfasts and all the standard Thai dishes.

Head right to the end for Sunset Huts, where the food is OK but the location superb, with its deck out over the sea one of the Lonely Beach’s best kept secrets.

Soi 2 – Lonely Beach Restaurants

At the other end of the connecting street and so the bottom of Soi 2, Khao Tha at Waraprua is another charming cafe restaurant by the sea. Its presentation and cooking fit perfectly its reputation as one of the best boutique resorts in the area.

Continuing back up Soi 2, Marco’s Guesthouse (currently closed) uses a unique and authentic Italian recipe as the base for the best pizzas in Lonely Beach. It only opens in the evening from 18.30 to till 21.00.

Sleepy Owl (currently closed) on the corner of the Soi 2 and the main street, bakes a very decent pizza to accompany its excellent coffee in the a/c Bangkok style cafe. The tiny place opposite, just a few tables, is popular for its smoothies whilst the large restaurant (currently closed) across the road from that, has become a good bet for its broad range of cheap eats.

Main Street

Heading south, Baan Mai (currently closed) is a perennial favourite for cheap and good value Thai dishes. Incidentally, it also has a small sometimes open noodle offshoot down on Soi 2. Elephant Lounge (currently closed) next door to the main Baan Mai cooks up an interesting selection of different western dishes, Polish in particular.

Magic Garden at the far end remains a great hang-out, fresh coffee, WiFi and a huge selection of western and Thai food.

Finally, Paradise Cottage continues to offer well prepared bistro dishes in the very relaxed atmosphere at the southern edge of the village down the lane to Nest Sense.


The bakery at the turning down to Siam Huts has closed. The other at Buongiorno, next door to the 7 Days minimarket on the main drag in the village has finished too.

Pricing Code/Per person in Baht (B) excluding drinks: B = under 100; BB = under 500; BBB = over 500.

North to South

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Nature Beach

Per Person: B – BB

Prime location in the middle of the beach, relaxed restaurant and bar serving Thai, western food, cold drinks and shakes. Great place for some lunch and watching the people, sundown beer or cocktail.

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Cafe del Sunshine

Per Person: B – BB

Half way down Soi 1, cosy little cafe serving breakfasts, lunch and dinner, western or Thai. Fresh coffee, shakes and cocktails with friendly staff. Nice place to hang out. Tickets and information, rooms out back.

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Kao Tha at Warapura

Per Person: B – BBB

Chilled out bar diner down by the sea at the boutique resort. Nicely spiced and presented fusion Thai food, alongside some western choices, good cocktails and music. Also have a pizzeria and cafe roadside at the top of Soi 2, Sleepy Owl.

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Baan Mai

Per Person: B – BB

Currently Closed No frills spot further up the slope on the main street, serving Thai and western food with cold drinks and shakes. Good cooking that can be spiced to suit all tastes. Popular.

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Magic Garden

Per Person: B – BB

A winning combination of Thai and western food – curries, pasta, lots of seafood, bbqs, sweet treats, coffee – and chilled out atmosphere continues to draw in the travellers. Good value for money. WiFi.

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Paradise Cottage

Per Person: B – BB

Terrific location by the sea for this chic restaurant and bar attached to the bungalows. Thai food, starters and snacks, delicately flavoured curries with some western choices thrown in as well.

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